Supply Chain Complexity Is Now The Norm
Freight Forwarders are Digitizing Supply Chains
It’s common knowledge, for any logistics professional who has spent 10 minutes reading about the logistics industry, that traditional freight forwarding will continue to commoditize amongst the...
Consider Your Customers When Evaluating New Technologies
You are not in the business of developing software. Your focus is on moving goods all over the world, continually working under tight deadlines.
What Shippers Are Really Looking For From Logistics Providers
The term “supply chain” has become outdated; it indicates a linear sequence of events, when, in fact, the reality is that supply chains have evolved.
Three Words To Summarize WCA World: Sustainability, Traceability, Visibility
I should add a fourth word to summarize the 9th WCA Worldwide Conference in Singapore last week: exhilarating. We met with executives representing freight forwarders, and 3PL companies from all over...
Three Lessons in Achieving Real Time Visibility from WCA First
I’ve been working in the supply chain management industry for over 25 years in countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. However, I still found myself amazed at how truly global...
Five Key Steps To Achieving Supply Chain Synchronization
There’s a famous saying that “golf is a good walk spoiled.” You can hit the perfect drive off the tee, and launch the perfect approach shot, then watch that “easy” putt roll right past the hole and...
Supply Chain Synchronization - No Magic Pills Needed
You’ve probably seen the “before and after” patient photos in advertisements for nutrition supplements, health clubs or plastic surgeons. So let’s consider my last post on the five obstacles to...
Five Obstacles Supply Chain Synchronization Will Help You Overcome
An efficient, well run supply chain used to resemble the first manufacturing assembly line: with materials moving down a single straight line from start to finish, and why not? Henry Ford introduced...
The Need For Supply Chain Synchronization
Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive, arguably the world's most influential industrial designer, has said: “If something is not good enough, stop doing it.”
Four Common Obstacles To Supply Chain Digitization
Take a minute to think about how much technology has changed our lives in just the past decade.
Medium-Sized 3PLs Need New Logistics Technology To Compete
The position medium-sized logistics providers find themselves in today reminds me of the scene from “Star Wars” set in the Death Star’s garbage compactor. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and...